Jerzy Kawalerowicz on Mother Joan of the Angels

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“Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz was a very famous Polish writer, and he adapted the story of the devils of Loudun for Polish circumstances. But it was a problem to make that particular film, because under Communism the state felt that the subject was too religious, while paradoxically the church felt that it was anti-Catholic. I wondered what crime I had committed! A film like Mother Joan of the Angels could only have been made in Poland in that particular political framework. […] I wanted the film to be about the nature of man, the nature that resists imposed restrictions and dogmas. The most important thing is the feeling we call love. Mother Joan of the Angels is, after all, a story of love between a priest and a nun.”

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